Best Practices for AV Sales People

Posted on January 20, 2020 in Around the Web ,Industry Discussion by

I’d like to describe some of the best AV sales people I’ve seen, from some of the best companies I’ve worked with. By Brad Malone, Navigate Management Consulting Most the integration companies I’ve worked with employ a range of sales strategies and styles. But in general, AV sales people take two basic approaches: the short-term sale (hunter), versus long-term relationship building (farmer). Both approaches can be effective in generating significant revenue. I’ve noticed, though, that the short-term sales person seems to have to work a […]

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How Does Solutions360 Become Your Most Trusted Business Partner?

Posted on January 13, 2020 in Blog ,Change Management ,Q360 by

One of the most valuable things Solutions360 brings to the table is our deep understanding of integration businesses. Not only do we understand our customers’ businesses, we have over a decade of experience designing and implementing best practices, and the software to support and leverage those best practices. When Roman Burchart joined our team as Vice President of Operations, he started an exciting new training program for the employees. We Put Ourselves in Our Customers’ Shoes helps our entire team gain a better understanding of […]

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Close the Profitability Loop in Your Job Costing Process

Posted on January 6, 2020 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Increase Project Profitability ,Q360 by

Job costing is one of the most complicated issues that Solutions360 has seen in the integration industry. Solutions360 has worked with more than 200 integrators, and fewer than 10 percent were satisfied with their job costing process, prior to implementing Q360. Often there was no job costing process in place, so estimates were based on gut feel. And many integrators were not fully burdening costs. All of this contributes to a lack of visibility into the accuracy of an estimate. In today’s competitive environment, as […]

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Revenue Recognition Lessons Private Companies Can Learn from Public Companies

Posted on December 30, 2019 in Around the Web ,Blog by

The clock is ticking for private companies as they face implementation of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) revenue recognition standard. In this Q&A with FEI Daily, KPMG’s Meredith Canady and Kevin Bogle discuss the stages of implementation, hurdles to implementing the new revenue recognition standard, and lessons private companies can learn from public companies. FEI Daily: Where should private companies be in their adoption journey at this point of the year? Kevin Bogle: If you think about any type of accounting change, companies probably go through […]

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Dashboards in Q360 Turn Data into Information

Posted on December 23, 2019 in Blog ,Business Process Improvement ,Q360 by

What differentiates integrators that use dashboards in Q360 from those that don’t? Today, Tofiq Indawala, Director of Product Management, is joined by Brad Malone from Navigate Management Consulting to talk about dashboards in Q360. How do Solutions360 customers use dashboards? “A lot of integrators traditionally just look at the day-to-day operation and don’t understand what direction the ship is actually heading,” says Indawala. “They’re dealing with a lot of spreadsheets, a lot of data, a lot of information. But when you look at data in […]

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We Challenge You to Set 5 Goals for 2020

Posted on December 16, 2019 in Around the Web by

What processes will lead to you achieving your 2020 goals? This is a guest blog post by Chris Peterson, Principal at Vector Firm. Toward the end of 2006, I was planning my goals for the following year. I realized that I did the same thing pretty much every year – I set my sales goal and then defined the process to achieve that goal. However, during this particular year I decided to set goals for my process. I didn’t just have a goal to increase […]

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How Do You Know You Are Ready for an ERP Implementation?

Posted on December 9, 2019 in Change Management by

This week, our CEO, Brad Dempsey, is joined by Brad Malone, Partner at Navigate Management Consulting, to talk about change management and ERP implementations. More specifically, how do integrators know when they are ready for all the change that will happen as part of an ERP implementation? Without a doubt, a successful implementation requires a readiness and a willingness to change, on the part of the entire team.   How do resistance and unwillingness to change drive the outcome of an ERP implementation? “We speak […]

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